stephen strasburg

Stephen James Strasburg (; born July 20, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He stands 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) tall and weighs 235 pounds (107 kg). Strasburg was selected by Washington with the first pick in the 2009 MLB Draft, and he made his MLB debut with the Nationals in 2010. A talented but unpolished high school baseball player at West Hills High School, Strasburg played college baseball for the San Diego State Aztecs. There, he became one of the best collegiate pitchers in the country. He pitched for the United States national baseball team at the 2008 Summer Olympics, winning the bronze medal. Two years later, Strasburg was called the "most-hyped pick in draft history" by ESPN and the "most hyped and closely watched pitching prospect in the history of baseball" by Sports Illustrated. Strasburg's major league debut on June 8, 2010, produced a franchise-record 14 strikeouts. Several months into his major league career, Strasburg tore a ligament in his pitching elbow. The injury required Tommy John surgery and a year of rehabilitation. He rejoined the Nationals on September 6, 2011, but was only able to pitch 24 innings that year. His 2012 season marked a successful return to form; Strasburg was selected to play in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game. Strasburg pitches an average fastball of 94.7 mph. Wikipedia
Washington Post Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:55

Analysis | The Daily 202: How the Virginia governor’s race might scare Republicans away from criminal justice reform

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The potency of Ed Gillespie’s law-and-order message in the Virginia governor’s race may have a chilling effect.
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Washington Post Sun, 10/22/2017 - 00:09

Perspective | Maybe the Nationals will find a better manager than Dusty Baker. Good luck trying.

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Two division titles in two seasons evidently isn’t good enough, but those who can do better don’t come around often.
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USA TODAY Sat, 10/21/2017 - 01:02

Dusty Baker will not return as Nationals manager

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Dusty Baker will not return to manage the Washington Nationals in 2018.
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The Chicago Sun-Times Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:05

MORRISSEY: Cubs bats have been brrrrrrutally cold in postseason

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There is no good explanation for why the Cubs have forgotten how to hit, only that they have.
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